HENDERSON, Douglas Francis – Douglas Francis Henderson passed away peacefully at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing in Saint John, NB on February 25, 2021 with his family by his side. We would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Ridgewood Veterans Wing for their outstanding care and participation in their Veteran’s Tribute.
Douglas was born in St. Stephen and grew up in St. Andrews, the son of the late Frank and Annie (Somers) Henderson.
Douglas served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Marconi Company and the Province of New Brunswick for many years, retiring at the age of seventy. He also served as treasurer at the Kirk-McColl United Church and the St. Stephen Legion Branch #9 for many years. He was an avid sportsman and loved hockey, curling and especially golf.
Douglas is survived by two daughters, Joanne Henderson and Lynda (John) McVay, both of St. Stephen; one son, Donald Henderson of St. Stephen; three grandchildren, Leigh Stafford of Fox Creek, AB, Riannon (Adam Lank) McVay of Fredericton, Cassie (Caleb Acker) McVay of Meadow Lake, SK; one great-granddaughter, Adrian Stafford, and one great-great-grandson, Axel Stafford, both of Tuscon, AZ, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Douglas was predeceased by his wife Sarah (McCabe), his son David, sisters Joan Henderson and Norma McGrattan, and brothers Keith and Gilbert Henderson.
By Douglas’ request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ridgewood Veterans Wing, the SPCA or charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 2B2.